|Century Group was proud to sponsor the 2016 Veterans Economic Summit and Job Fair for second year-in-a-row this past August. Presented by the Veterans Advocacy Group of America (VAGA) – an organization committed to providing information and resources to assist returning veterans in the transition to civilian life – the annual event offers veterans an opportunity to speak with representatives from companies and organizations in various industries. Workshops on life skills, interview skills, personal management skills and job preparation are also presented for the benefit of the attendees.
|In addition to helping the veterans themselves, VAGA is dedicated to providing the next generation with the tools necessary to be successful as well. The organization used proceeds from the event and supply donations to create 500 backpacks filled with school supplies – 200 more than the prior year. Distributing the backpacks to the children of the veterans in attendance is one of the best parts of this event each year according to VAGA President, Tova Barbour.|